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[[folder:The Three]]
!!Yeine Arameri

-->''"I am not as I once was. They have done this to me, broken me open and torn out my heart. I do not know who I am anymore. I must try to remember."''

Our ActionGirl from a BarbarianTribe called to participate in a clan succession ceremony, who ends up embroiled in the affairs of gods.

* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: To Sieh? Through... soul replanting...?
* ActionGirl
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: "Having sex with Nahadoth at night gets people killed? I've gotta try that!"
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Takes on Enefa's powers and goddesshood.
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu
* DeadPersonConversation: With Enefa.
* DeityOfHumanOrigin
* DivineDate
* FishOutOfWater: In Sky.
* GreenEyes: Part of her "looks like Enefa" package.
* TheHeroDies: ... but embodies the cycle of life and death, and pops back to life.
* InnerMonologue: The viewpoint character for book one.
* InterspeciesRomance
* MamaBear: Sieh notes that Enefa was less maternal than Yeine, whose maternal instinct is so strong that she, as a human girl, attacks a god to protect Sieh.
* MixedAncestry: Half Darre, half Amn.
* {{Polyamory}}
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone
* PromotionToParent / ParentalSubstitute
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* SanitySlippage: As a result of her two souls.
* SaveYourDeity
* WomenAreWiser

!!Nahadoth

-->''"Here, fueled by the residue of ancient devotion, he showed me all he had once been: first among gods, sweet dream and nightmare incarnate, all things beautiful and terrible."''

Our Hero… Heroine… Err… the oldest of a PowerTrio of deities, enslaved by his brother and forced to serve a human family. Nahadoth is a god (most of the time) of darkness, change, and chaos.

* AFormYouAreComfortableWith
* AndIMustScream: Being imprisoned in Sky.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Not that he's evil.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DisproportionateRetribution: Ultimatum to Shadow.
* GodInHumanForm
* MrFanservice:
** AllGirlsWantBadBoys
** AttractiveBentGender: Leading to EvenTheGirlsWantHer
** BiTheWay
** RavenHairIvorySkin
-->"Face like the moon, pale and somehow wavering. I could get the gist of his features, but none of it stuck in my mind beyond an impression of astonishing beauty. His long, long hair wafted around him like black smoke, its tendrils curling and moving of their own volition."
** BrotherSisterIncest
** DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu
** EvenTheGuysWantHim
** ExoticEquipment
-->"When heavy, thick warmth pushed into me, I had no idea whether this was a penis or some entirely different phallus that only gods possessed. I suspect the latter, since no mere penis can fill a woman’s body the way he filled mine. Size had nothing to do with it."
** FreakinessShame
** GoodInBed
** HotGod
** IncestIsRelative
** InterplayOfSexAndViolence
** InterspeciesRomance
** LongHairedPrettyboy
** LustObject
** MadeASlave
** PrehensileHair / TentacleRope
** SexGod
** ShapeshiftingLover / ShapeshiftingSeducer / VoluntaryShapeshifting
** TallDarkAndHandsome
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: To a human body during the day.
* JerkassGods
** JerkassWoobie
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: He's Itempas's main one.
* MadGod
* MisterSeahorse: Thanks to being a VoluntaryShapeshifter he can have kids with Itempas. Though rare, they tend to be far more powerful than children born to Enefa with either Naha or Tempa.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
-->"And then the face shifted again into something that in no way resembled human, something tentacled and toothed and hideous, and I screamed. Then there was only darkness where his face should have been, and that was most frightening of all."
* OffingTheOffspring: The demon holocaust.
* TheOlderImmortal
* ParentalFavoritism: Sieh notes that he's prone to playing favorites, as it's against his nature to treat them, or anything else, as equal. That's Itempas' schtick. Sieh tends to be his most favorite of all.
* PapaWolf / KnightTemplarParent: Comes out strong in book two when godlings start dying, and in the backstory of Nahadoth going on a mad genocidal killing spree to take out the demons.
* ParentalIncest
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Even with his powers bound, he sinks an entire continent. He was trying for the whole world.
* PhysicalGod
* {{Polyamory}}
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow: His hair merges with the shadows when he gets closer to his true form.
* ReallyGetsAround
* SiblingYinYang


!!Itempas (Shiny)

-->''“I am all knowledge and purpose defined. I strengthen what exists and cull that which should not.”''

Our Whackjob, one of the three creator deities, who killed his sister to have sex with his brother forever, and spends the second book facing the consequences.[[note]]In truth, he is a bit more nuanced than that.[[/note]] Itempas is a god of light, order, and stability.

* AbusiveParents: To the Enefadeh.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse, there are two sides to every story, and his isn't heard until the second book.
** He killed Enefah to be with Nahadoth, not because of simple jealousy, but because of a sort of powerful psychic backlash he was struck with when the two literally cut their connections with him temporarily while being with each other. The trauma from that sent him down to Earth to seek comfort, and his mortal wife happened to be [[{{Yandere}} completely batshit insane]]. She kindled his pain into jealousy and manipulated him into killing Enefah, killing her own demigod son (whose blood would be poisonous to Gods) and forcing Itempas to use his blood.
** Itempas maintains that he knew what he did was wrong immediately afterwards, but having brought upon everyone a CrapsackWorld, he let things continue as they did out of fear that doing otherwise would destroy the world. Most of the other Gods believed that he did not think himself in the wrong, when he did.
** This is implied to be the reason that his redemption took only a solid ten years of honest life rather than the millenia of suffering Yeine and Nahadoth assumed it would take.
* TheAtoner
* BigBrotherAttraction
* BiTheWay
* BreakTheHaughty
* BrotherSisterIncest
* BroughtDownToNormal
* ButNowIMustGo: Bye, Oree!
* CharacterDevelopment: He's bound as a human so that he'll change for the first time.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Originally light on the crazy, but he was manipulated by Shahar Arameri, who was herself completely off her rocker.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DeathIsCheap: His human form regenerates whenever he dies. He commits suicide routinely.
* DeathSeeker: Played with. While he never actively attempts to kill himself, or intentionally seeks it out, while trapped in mortal form he rarely takes the most basic of precautions. Most people, when thinking "I should stab myself with this knife." would reject the thought. Itempas doesn't because he sees no reason not to.
* DefrostingIceQueen
* DescendFromAHigherPlaneOfExistence
* TheDon: In book three. You could even call him [[IncrediblyLamePun the Godfather]].
* DontYouDarePityMe
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* EmbarrassingNickname: Shiny, Shiny, Shiny.
* EmergentHuman
* MrFanservice
* FlyingDutchman
* ForgetsToEat
* GodInHumanForm
* GodIsFlawed: Edges into GodIsEvil territory on occasion, but mostly it's just a matter of him being completely incapable of compromising, and given the choice between change and violence, he would most frequently resort to violence.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Very, very fast.
* GrowOldWithMe
* HotGod
* HumanityEnsues
* IncestIsRelative
* InterspeciesRomance
* JerkassGods
** JerkassWoobie
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LightIsNotGood: Though [[LightIsGood neither is it particularly bad]].
* LoveMakesYouCrazy
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* LoveRedeems: The condition of his enforced mortality was to stay there until he "learned to love truly", Neither Yeine or Nahadoth expected him to find it after only ten years, and forced him to leave because he hadn't suffered enough.
* MilesToGoBeforeISleep
* MiseryBuildsCharacter
* MurderTheHypotenuse
* MysteriousPast: The reader knows it, but Oree is in the dark about it for a large chunk of the book.
* NewChildLeftBehind: Slightly messed with in that Tempa and Oree's daughter, Glee, chases her dad down and stays with him.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Book one plays up the drama that the Stone of Earth kills the sacrificial Arameri who picks it up. But Itempas kills Yeine before she can pick it up, and the Stone, and because it embodies the power of a goddess of the cycle of life and death, it actually revives her.
* PapaWolf: Like Nahadoth, Itempas shows this most strongly when godlings start dying.
* {{Polyamory}}
* {{Pride}}
* RedemptionEqualsSex: Thanks for the book three opening quickie, Yeine!
* RedemptionQuest
-->"You will serve, not a single family, but all the world. You will wander among mortals as one of them, unknown, commanding only what wealth and respect you can earn with your deeds and words. You may call upon your power only in great need, and only to aid these mortals for whom you hold such contempt. You will right all the wrongs inflicted in your name."
* ReformedButRejected: Nahadoth and Yeine initially bound Itempas to wander as a human until he corrected all the wrongs done in his name ''or'' found love. But when he found love in ten years, they decided he hadn't suffered enough and sent him back on the road.
** Even after Tempa cries for Sieh's death and is given his powers back, Yeine and Nahadoth still don't like him...well, Yeine is a tiny bit more sympathetic, but she still sides with Nahadoth in order to keep the peace.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: Functionally this throughout book two and three (with an exception for death-by-demon-blood). Being put in a mortal body stops him from healing when he's hurt, like his siblings and godlings do, but if he dies, he'll heal and come back.
** Functions as ChekhovsSkill in Sieh's plan to stop the Maelstrom.
* SiblingYinYang
* SingleTargetSexuality: In contrast to Nahadoth and Enefa, who took loads of human lovers, Itempas is so content with the OT3 that he only takes two human lovers in all of history, and those only when Nahadoth and Enefa (or Nahadoth and Yeine) abandon him.
* TheStoic
* SomeoneHasToDie: Is planning to [[SuicideMission go out]] saving the world [[TakingYouWithMe from the God Mask and the Maelstrom]], hitting notes of FaceDeathWithDignity and RedemptionEqualsDeath in the process.
* SunkCostFallacy: Having killed Enefa, he imprisoned Nahadoth and the Enefadeh because it was a choice between that a losing them for good, which would defeat the purpose of killing Enefa in the first place.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Though they're brown once he turns human.
* SuperOCD
* TookALevelInKindness
* TopGod: During book one.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Before he TookALevelInKindness


!!Enefa

-->''“She killed things all the time, Yeine. She was death as well as life, the twilight along with the dawn. Everyone forgets that.”''

Our Dead Girl, the dead third creation deity. Enefa was the goddess of twilight, life and death, and balance.

* AbusiveParents: To Kahl.
* BrotherSisterIncest
* DarkSecret: Kahl.
* DeadPersonConversation
* GreenEyes
* HotScientist
* IncestIsRelative
* MotherNatureFatherScience: Averted. Nahadoth and Itempas are emotional forces of nature, while Enefa is the steel-hearted scientist who creates life and offs imperfect experiments as she sees fit.
* ParentalIncest
* PosthumousCharacter
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Subverted. As shown by the quote above, Enefa may have been much loved, and she may have been unjustly killed but she wasn't [[IncorruptiblePurePureness all good all the time]]. She had her negative traits just like Itempas and Nahadoth do, and is accused more than once of being partly responsible for Itempas' breakdown and the second Gods' War.
* WomenAreWiser
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[[folder:Godlings]]
!!General Godling Tropes

-->''I had not met many godlings at that point, but anyone who dwelled for long in Shadow learned this much: they drew their strength from a particular thing—a concept, a state of being, an emotion. The priests and scriveners called it affinity, though I had never heard any godling use the term. When they encountered their affinity, it drew them like a beacon, and some of them could not quite help responding to it.''

Our Divine Supporting Cast.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith
* BigScrewedUpFamily
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Averted. Turns out they don't even like having worshippers that much.
* TheMafia: In book three.
* ParentalIncest: Everywhere!
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* TangledFamilyTree


!!Sieh

-->''Madding sighed. “Mortal languages don’t have words for this. He… lives true. He is what he is. You’ve heard that saying, haven’t you? It’s more than just words for us.” I had no idea what he was talking about. He saw that in my face and tried again. “Imagine you’re older than this planet, yet you have to act like a child. Could you do it?” ''
-->''Impossible to even imagine. “I… don’t know. I don’t think so.”''
-->''Madding nodded. “Sieh does it. He does it every day, all day; he never stops. That makes him strong.”''

Our Trickster, a lesser deity imprisoned alongside Nahadoth. Sieh is the god of childhood.

* AFormYouAreComfortableWith
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Eventually becomes an actual god, and makes a new Three along with Shahar and Dekarta Arameri.
* BreakTheHaughty: This happens a ''lot'' in book three.
* CallingTheOldManOut: He criticizes Nahadoth's tendency to play favorites with the godlings, while also noting that it's unfair because he can't help but play favorites; it's against his nature to treat things equally when they are clearly not.
* ChessMaster: Per WordOfGod.
--> Sieh is TheChessmaster of the Enefadeh. Kurue was their leader, but it was Sieh’s strategies which drove much of the plot. He’s the one who conceived the plan to hide Enefa’s soul in Yeine’s body. When that plan went horribly awry, he’s the one who chose to befriend her, and in his own unique way seduce her, in hopes of convincing her to die for them.
* CreepyChild
* TheDutifulSon: Thinks of himself as this, while looking down on all the godlings who didn't stick by Nahadoth during his imprisonment.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim
* GreenEyes: To honor Enefa.
* GrowingUpSucks: Especially if you're the god of childhood and have to experience puberty.
* FantasticRacism: Aside from children, Sieh doesn't have a very high opinion of mortals, albeit with good reason.
* FirstPersonSmartass: In book three.
* HappilyAdopted: By Yeine.
* HasTwoMommies: Two daddies and a mother...or one daddy, one mommy and a Naha. Or perhaps one asshole, one stepmother and one Naha...[[BigScrewedUpFamily it's complicated]].
* HeroicSacrifice
* IMissMom
* ImmortalImmaturity
* InnerMonologue: Book three's viewpoint character.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Shahar and Deka in book three.
* JerkassGods: Look at the choice he tries to force on Shahar!
* KidsAreCruel
-->Sieh chuckled. “Of course I’m sorry, Lil. Do I look like the kind of person who would hold a grudge? That would be petty of me.”
-->“Petty,” agreed the blonde woman, “and childish and cruel. Does his suffering please you?”
-->“Oh, yes, Lil. It pleases me very much.” Not even the pretense of friendliness this time. There was nothing in that boyish voice but sadistic relish.
* MadeASlave: Thanks to ParentalBetrayal
* ManChild
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It turns out that Sieh played his own unwitting part in starting the Gods' War by lying to bring Itempas home to Nahadoth and Enefa, never considering what his abandonment would do to Shahar Arameri's none too stable mind.
* OffingTheOffspring: To Kahl.
* ParentalIncest: With Nahadoth and Enefa; notably never with Itempas.
* RapidAging: This happens in book three, where there are several instances when Sieh ages decades in a matter of hours.
* SandInMyEyes
* TricksterArchetype
* UncannyValley: Again, per WordOfGod.
--> I focused on depicting the quintessential creepiness of him — the ancient soul that is always visible through his child’s eyes, the calculating adult mind which uses the wiles of a child to conceal its true complexity. But it’s hard to keep “creepy” from edging into “repulsive”. Sieh exists in a perpetual UncannyValley state; he looks and acts like something that he isn’t. Something we’re supposed to feel affection toward, not fear.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
** CatsAreMagic
** CatsAreMean
** CatsAreSnarkers
* WhatTheHellHero: At times it seems like ''everyone'' is saying this to Sieh in book three.


!!Hado/Ahad/Beloved

-->''“Once upon a time, there was a god imprisoned here. He was a terrible, beautiful, angry god, and by night when he roamed these white halls, everyone feared him. But by day, the god slept. And the body, the living mortal flesh that was his ball and chain, got to have a life of its own. It wasn’t much of a life, mind you. All the people who feared the god did not fear the man. They quickly learned they could do things to the man that the god would not tolerate. So the man lived his life in increments, born with every dawn, dying with every sunset. Hating every moment of it. For two. Thousand. Years. Until suddenly, one day, the man became free.”''

Our Sort-Of-Clone, a human body with its own personality that comes to life by day and keeps Nahadoth’s godly power imprisoned. Spends book two confusing the hell out of Oree, and book three taking not a little pleasure in both tormenting Sieh and sending him on errands.

* General, and shared with Nahadoth:
** LongHairedPrettyBoy
** TallDarkAndHandsome
* In book one:
** BornIntoSlavery
** GollumMadeMeDoIt: Routinely "wakes up" to find himself next to the bloody remains of people Nahadoth slaughtered at night.
** JerkAss
** InvoluntaryShapeShifting
** LivingBodysuit
** SexSlave
** SlaveCollar
** SuperPoweredAlterEgo
* In book two:
** AmbitionIsEvil: In book two, Hado tells Oree that he infiltrated the New Lights in order to become an Arameri full-blood so he could eventually become the family head and rule the world. Oree is horrified.
** TheCasanova
** DeepCoverAgent
** DragonWithAnAgenda
** GoingNative: Boy has he picked up on the Arameri social-climbing, power-hungry, ambitious tendencies. Although, see below...
** HighClassCallGirl
* In book three:
** AbusiveParents: We learn that, in his very early developing years, Ahad regarded Sieh as a father figure. Let us just say that Sieh did ''not'' live up to that image very well.
** AlwaysSaveTheGirl
** CulturedBadass: The badass doesn't come out until Glee is hurt.
** BetaCouple
** DefectorFromDecadence: Of a sort. He grew fed up with living in Sky due to its continued corruption...so after having an affair with T'Vril's wife and collecting his reward for doing so, he now runs an elaborate brothel. And lounges around smoking cheroots.
** EveryoneIsRelated: To be fair, it's a logical extension of [[ReallyGetsAround sleeping with half of Sky]] before he left to join the mob.
** TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: Two thousand years of emotional fuckitry at the hands of the Arameri drove him to [[MisanthropeSupreme nihilism, apathy, and general hatred]], preventing him from realizing that his divine affinity, and the thing he should be drawing power from, is love.
** GenerationXerox: Sort of! Nahadoth's strange child and Itempas's daughter seem like their OppositesAttract romance will play out better than Naha and Tempa's did. (And hey, Ahad is a doppelganger of Nahadoth's Sky form while Sieh calls Glee "Itempas made over with breasts.")
** [[HappilyMarried Happily Never Married]]: With Glee.
** KissingCousins: Or should it be IncestIsRelative when a girl hooks up with her uncle's clone?
** LapPillow
** [[LoveGoddess Love God]]
** MayflyDecemberRomance: Again with Glee, although she's unusually long lived for the 'mayfly' part of the equation.
** UnproblematicProstitution: He's a pimp.


!!Kahl

-->''I will not be a slave to fate. I will embrace it, control it. I will be what I wish to be.''

Our LongLostRelative and BigBad all in one; spends book three gearing up to take his revenge on the parents who abandoned him. And since he's a Godling of Vengeance, that's a very big revenge indeed.
* AntagonisticOffspring: Sees Sieh as ArchnemesisDad and Enefa as the EvilMatriarch.
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: For a start, Mummy made him forget he even ''sired'' you.
* FinalFirstHug
* FreudianExcuse: He ''was'' left alone and abandoned in a void for millenia, after all.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: To Sieh.
* MommyIssues
* OffingTheOffspring: Ultimately an offee.
* {{Patricide}}: Attempted.

!!Miscellaneous Godling Tropes
* TheBigGirl: Zhakkarn.
* HorrorHunger: Lil, as the goddess of hunger.
* MayFlyDecemberRomance: Madding and Oree.
* PetTheDog: It's mentioned that Lil starts taking care of a group of orphans at the end of the second book, as she's fascinated by their "hunger" for love.
* RacistGrandma: [[spoiler: Kurue]], who hates mortals [[MadeASlave with reason.]]
* ScaledUp: Kitr turns into a snake.
* WarGod: Zhakkarn of the Blood.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Arameri]]

!!General Arameri Tropes

-->''“Like our ancestress Shahar, we Arameri are first and foremost the servants of Itempas Skyfather. It is in His name that we have imposed the age of the Bright upon the world. Peace, order, enlightenment. Itempas’s servants do not use, or need, weapons. Tools, though…”''

Our Ruling Clan, which unofficially controls the world from the city of Sky.
* BigScrewedUpFamily
* TheBeautifulElite
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* ColdBloodedTorture
* TheClan
* DysfunctionalFamily
* HumansAreBastards
* IncestIsRelative
* MadeASlave: The Arameri central family forces distant relatives to serve in Sky.
* PropagandaMachine
* StealthInsult
* TangledFamilyTree
* WickedCultured


!!T’vril Arameri

-->''“Not only has my cousin forgotten that Bright Itempas no longer rules the gods, but she has also forgotten that we Arameri now answer to several masters rather than one. The world changes; we must change with it or die.''

Our Recurring Side Character, a high-ranking Arameri servant in book one who is running the world by book two.
* ColdBloodedTorture
* TheGoodChancellor
* GoodIsNotNice
* MixedAncestry: Half Amn, half Ken.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: In-universe. He has a one-night stand with Yeine, but just can't compare to Nahadoth. Also a RomanticRunnerUp.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething


!!Viraine Arameri

-->''“But at least I still have a soul. What did you trade yours for?”''
-->''To my surprise, Viraine’s glee seemed to fade. He looked down into the pit, the gray light making his eyes seem colorless and older than Dekarta’s. “Not enough,” he said, and walked away.''

Our CourtMage who facilitates a certain web of lies, and is keeping someone secret.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CourtMage
* LivingBodysuit


!!Kinneth Arameri

-->''Once upon a time there was a little girl whose father murdered her mother. Then she set all her mind and heart and formidable will on vengeance… because that is what a daughter does when her mother has been murdered.''

Our Heroine's Dead Mom, who actually kicks off the plot.
* DaddyIssues
* DefectorFromDecadence
* MamaBear
* MommyIssues
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels
* RebelliousPrincess


!!High Priestess Shahar Arameri

-->'' The child was mad, of course. Later events proved this. But it makes sense to me that this madness, not mere religious devotion, would appeal most to the Bright Lord. Her love was unconditional, her purpose undiluted by such paltry considerations as conscience or doubt. It seems like Him, I think, to value that kind of purity of purpose—even though, like warmth and light, too much love is never a good thing.''

Our Crazy Priestess, a fanatical follower of Itempas who is at least partially responsible for everything bad in the series, and imposed the Itempan Church on the world two-thousand years before ''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms''.
* ActivistFundamentalistAntics
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity
* FounderOfTheKingdom: A BrokenPedestal example.
* HighPriest
* KnightTemplar
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: To Itempas, a fact which she exploited ''brutally'' by manipulating him into killing Enefa.
* OffingTheOffspring
* PosthumousCharacter
* SelfMadeOrphan: At the very least, we know she killed her dad.


!!Lady Shahar Arameri

-->''I am Shahar Arameri, and I am alone.''

First of Our Messianic Twins, who manage to form a friendship with Sieh despite the fact that they're the heirs of the family who tortured him for two thousand years. They both also love him passionately - yes, like that - which both creates a OT3 and causes a whole lot of joy and grief.
* AltarTheSpeed / WartimeWedding: Rushes to marry Datennay as a HopeSpot in face of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence
* AngstySurvivingTwin: Her twin didn't die, but she was forced to effectively banish him from the court by their mother for political reasons.
* DecoyProtagonist: The blurb on the back makes her sound like the main character, while she actually gets shunted aside 260 pages in.
* DeityOfHumanOrigin
* InterspeciesRomance
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Their reality altering powers mean that, in making a blood oath to get Sieh to be their 'best friend forever,' they unwittingly [[BroughtDownToNormal made him mortal.]] Oops.
* PimpedOutDress
* RebelliousPrincess
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SheIsAllGrownUp
* SiblingTriangle
* SleepCute
* SpiritedYoungLady
* StalkerWithATestTube: Again, forced by her mother for politics.
* TwinDesynch
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask


!! Dekarta Arameri

--> ''"But I will not be nothing to you, Sieh. And if I must change the universe to have you, then so be it." He smiled again, tight, vicious, beautiful. Terrifying.''

Second of Our Messianic Twins, who manage to form a friendship with Sieh despite the fact that they're the heirs of the family who tortured him for two thousand years. They both also love him passionately - yes, like that - which both creates a OT3 and causes a whole lot of joy and grief.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence
* BadassBookworm
* DeityOfHumanOrigin
* InterspeciesRomance
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Their reality altering powers mean that, in making a blood oath to get Sieh to be their 'best friend forever,' they unwittingly [[BroughtDownToNormal made him mortal.]] Oops.
* OffToBoardingSchool
* SiblingTriangle
* SleepCute: Sieh spies on them
* StraightGay: And adorably so, when it comes to his favorite childhood crush.
* TwinDesynch
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: In a manner of speaking.
* TheUnfavorite


!!Miscellaneous Arameri
* BondageIsBad: How do you know Scimina is evil? Because she keeps Nahadoth's human form on a SlaveCollar all the time.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Remath.
* RichBitch: Scimina.
* Twincest: Relad prefers women who look like his twin sister.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Others]]
!!Oree Shoth

-->''"I am, you see, a woman plagued by gods."''

Our Redemption Love Interest, a blind painter with a unique magical talent who finds an undead man in her dumpster.

* BlindSeer
* DecemberDecemberRomance: Mixed with MayflyDecemberRomance. By the time Itempas comes back to her she's well over a hundred even if she doesn't quite look it. This doesn't matter to Itempas, but he does alter his visible form to look substantially older in order to match.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Can see magic.
* DivineDate: With both Madding and Shiny!
* GodWasMyCopilot: Until Madding drops TheReveal about "Shiny." Subsequently, PalsWithJesus.
* InnerMonologue: Book two's viewpoint character.
* InterspeciesRomance: Two of 'em.
* IWillWaitForYou: This is hinted at the end of book two, but she vehemently denies doing so at the end of book three. Itempas comes back for a GrowOldWithMe anyway.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: One of Itempas’s.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: About the true identity of "Shiny."
* LoveFatherLoveSon: Inverted! Madding dies and she hooks up with his dad!
* MayFlyDecemberRomance: She and Madding break up because of it. It doesn't stop her from having a relationship with Itempas.
* MeaningfulName: Maroneh girls have sorrowful names and boys have vengeful names because Nahadoth sank their homeland.
* MilkyWhiteEyes
* MoralityPet: To Itempas.
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Oree's narration goes out of its way to let you know that she didn't kiss Madding until the second date.
* RestoredMyFaithInHumanity: For Itempas.
* SaveYourDeity: It's Oree's magic that loosens Nahadoth and Yeine's chains on Itempas's powers long enough for Itempas to beat down Dateh.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: “The Broken Kingdoms” is a story Oree is telling to Itempas’s daughter, Glee, in the womb.

!! Glee Shoth

-->''For just an instant, her eyes seemed to flare red-gold like a struck match. "I have spent nearly the past ''century'' trying to keep this world from falling apart," she snapped. "I'm not a god. I have no choice but to live in this realm, unlike you. I will do whatever I must to save it -- including working with godlings like you who claim to despise Itempas, though in reality you're just as selfish and arrogant as him at his worst!"''

Our DaddysGirl, the daughter of Oree and Itempas. The mediator between her father and her lover Ahad (who don't really like each other, [[SarcasmMode for some reason]]) and one of the leading figures in the attempts to find out just who is causing unrest in the kingdoms.

* ActionGirl: When the going gets tough, she won't hesitate to fight to the death.
* BerserkButton: ''Don't'' threaten her daddy, or she will summon a [[CoolSword sword of order]] and come after you. And yes, you ''should'' be scared.
* BetaCouple
* DatingWhatDaddyHates / WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: Daddy ''and'' mommy disapprove of Ahad.
* DivineParentage
* GenerationXerox: Glee acts so much like Itempas that it freaks Sieh out (she has her mother's looks and sense of humor, though).
* GuardianEntity: With hints of BattleButler, NumberTwo, and HypercompetentSidekick as she travels around protecting her daddy, hiding him from attackers, and ensuring that the Arms of Night act according to his wishes.
* HumanMomNonHumanDad
* IronLady
* KissingCousins: With Ahad.
* LadyOfWar
* MeaningfulName: Maroneh girls are customarily given sorrowful names; Sieh even comments on the contrast Glee's name makes.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She ''looks'' about thirty. She's actually nearly a hundred, and she's got quite a few years left in her yet.
* ParentsInDistress
* ShipperonDeck: A subtle version. Glee made ''very sure'' to tell Itempas that Oree never remarried after her first husband died.
* WomanInWhite: In the final battle. Even her ''hair'' turns white.
* WreathedInFlames: With a side of TranquilFury.

!!Dateh

-->''“We demons are the gods’ children, too, are we not? Yet they have hunted us nearly to extinction. How is that right? I say that if they fear us so, we should give them something to fear: their despised, persecuted children, coming to take their place.”''

Our Villain, or one of the closest things we’ll have to a straight-up unsympathetic villainous character, who spends book two trying to off stupid sexy Nahadoth.
* AGodAmI
* BloodMagic
* EthnicMagician
* ImAHumanitarian
* KillTheGod
* RageAgainstTheHeavens
* YouAreWhoYouEat
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